Follow Up Letter to Alumni Met at College Networking Event

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When following up after a college alumni networking event it is important that your letter, or email, arrives in a timely manner. Plan to spend the day after each networking event working on custom letters for each contact you met. Make reference to topics you discussed and express your appreciation for their time. 

It is essential to remember these letters are to give thanks for advice and conversation, and should not be used to ask for anything in return.

Instead, use this letter to start the conversation and build a professional relationship.

Here is an example of a follow up letter to send, or email, to a contact you met at a college alumni networking event.

Follow Up Letter to Alumni Met at College Networking Event

Mr. Daniel Miranda
XYZ Publishing House
456 7th Avenue
New York, New York 10018

Dear Mr. Miranda,

It was a pleasure meeting you at the ABC College Alumni Networking Dinner last month. I enjoyed speaking with you about current career tracks in the publishing field.

Your description of a typical workday at the XYZ Publishing House only increased my interest in a publishing career.

I am currently beginning my search for summer internships in the publishing field. I believe my skills and past experience would make me an ideal editorial intern. Please let me know if you hear of any internship opportunities at XYZ Publishing House, or if you have any suggestions regarding people or companies to contact.

I will be in touch within the next two weeks to follow up. Thank you so much for your willingness to help students from ABC College.


Lindsay Shia
876 East St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Email Follow Up

If you send the letter as an email message include your name in the subject of the message so your contact knows who the message is coming from.

Your message will have a better chance of being opened and read if the recipient is aware of who is writing.

Subject: Lindsay Shia - Thank You

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